There’s always something to cheer about at Special Olympics Virginia! Our most recent news stories are below. You can also check out our calendar to find out what’s happening near you.

For media inquiries and questions about Special Olympics Virginia, email Holly Claytor, Vice President, Development & Communications, at [email protected] or call her at 804.726.3025.

Roanoke Sox headed to Nashville

The Roanoke Sox Unified softball team are headed to Nashville for the Special Olympics North America Softball Championship. The team of  unified 8 partners and 7 athletes will represent Virginia proudly. The TournamentThe international tournament will feature more…

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Seeking Applicants for Global Messenger Class of 2021

Special Olympics Virginia is now accepting applications for the Global Messenger Class of 2021. The Global Messenger’s role with Special Olympics Virginia is to promote, educate and inform about the mission, philosophy and benefits of Special Olympics through public speaking,…

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Youth Leaders Take on Summer Games

For this first time ever, Special Olympics Virginia offered a Youth Leadership Experience (YLE) at the 2019 Summer Games. The program brought together high school students, with and without intellectual disabilities, from across Virginia for a weekend of volunteering…

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Your Guide to The 2019 Summer Games

Weather Update 6/7 at 3 pm: All Friday outdoor track events canceled except for running & standing long jump. They will not be rescheduled. Friday and Saturday softball CANCELED because of weather. Swimming and bowling ON as scheduled. All tennis…

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Athlete of the Year: Billy Duquette

On Mother’s Day in 2018, Billy Duquette bowled a 299. The score of 299 in bowling is almost infamous, it means you bowl 11 straight strikes and then miss the final frame by 1-pin. It’s the equivalent to throwing a perfect game…

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Summer Games Profile: Joe Salter

19-year-old Joe Salter isn’t actually 19 years old like he says he is. He’s also not the fastest runner in the world like he says he is. However, Joe Salter is exactly who he wants to be, all of…

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Make A Splash At Summer Games

Weather Update 6/7 at 3 pm: All Friday track events canceled except for running & standing long jump. They will not be rescheduled. Friday and Saturday softball CANCELED because of weather.Swimming and bowling ON as scheduled. All tennis play INSIDE…

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Your 2018 Special Olympics Virginia Award Winners

Every year, hundreds of volunteers and athletes contribute to Special Olympics Virginia in so many ways. Picking a few volunteers and athletes each year to recognize as outstanding representatives of the program is a difficult task. Each of these individuals…

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Kenmore Middle School Receives National Award from ESPN

It was a day that Kenmore Middle School in Arlington will never forget. Back in September, ESPN announced on the air, their Top 5 National Banner Schools. Kenmore received the honor as a result of having met national standards of excellence…

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Volunteer Profile | Sarah’s YBP Journey

Sarah’s journey with Special Olympics Virginia began in early 2016 when her employer, Virginia529, launched the ABLE savings program, ABLEnow. The ABLEnow program empowers people with disabilities to save money for today’s needs or invest for tomorrow in a…

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